Thursday, February 22, 2018

Catch A Butterfly

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hi to all from Laurie!  For this monthly challenge of More Than Two Legs I am using one of the Katzelkraft stamps now available from Lost Coast Designs.  This is Striped Cat.
I started by stamping my cat onto a piece of card stock that I had colored using Distress Inks.  Simple process that just involved dragging your ink pad across a piece of paper then smudging it in.  For this one I used brown and yellow ink pads.

I then cut out my cat and gave him some google eyes.  My background is a piece of white paper that I stamped with a text background stamp in black ink.  I then used a stencil of circles and lines and used shades of orange, yellow and brown Distress inks.  I overstamped all of that with a couple of other background stamps - lines and some random spots.

I mounted my background paper to a piece of kraft glassine paper then mounted that to a white card base.  I attached my kitty with foam tape.  Final touch was to cut out a little butterfly and attach it with foam tape to appear to be resting on the kitty's paw.

Check out the current challenge More Than Two Legs and join the fun for a chance to win yourself some Lost Coast dollars!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

We Like To Move It Move It!

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Good morning and happy Tuesday. It's Sue here again with my second piece for the fun More Than 2 Legs challenge. I hope you're ready for some jungle rock!

I've made another page in my black journal, but this time it's been sewn in rather than working directly onto the page. I find it difficult to work straight into the journal as I'm never really sure what I'm trying to do!
 So I started with a piece of 8x8 watercolour card and made a Distress Ink background, then I inked around a leafy mask.

 Next I added some more colour with Portfollio pastels through a stencil. This is just what a jungle looks like lol.

 Then I stamped all the images from Safari Party and coloured them with watercolour pencils and Distress Crayons. As you can see I'm no colourista!

I thought I would let the monkey lead the conga as he's the one with the big stick. The giraffe is obviously a party animal, but I think the lion looks a little embarrassed.

So get your groove on and join in with our challenge - the more legs the better!
Have a lovely week, and thanks very much for looking xx

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Go Out

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!
Cathy here with a postcard for you.
 More that 2 legs is the challenge.

I started off making this postcard with a technique. It is from Wendy Vecchi. She calls them Archival ink backgrounds. Here is a link to watch her video on it. 
This is how I did it. Take Archival ink smoosh it on a craft mat. I took 3 colors. A gray, tan(brown) and a teal . Next you spray 91% isopropyl alcohol on them. Then you take you paper and put it in the ink. The great thing is the paper does not warp.
 
 Please if you do this PLEASE do it in a ventilated area.
 
The alcohol dries fast. So the next step I did was pick out a stencil and used some of the gray ink and added it to my background. Then I had a scrap of pattern paper on the table and I added that to the postcard in the corner.
Then I stamped the Happy Cat stamp on tissue paper.  I did that because at the time I didn't have a clue where I was going with this postcard.
Anyway I glued the stamped image on to the postcard with matte gel.  As that was drying I went through my word stickers and found this saying. I cut and added it to the postcard and I outlined it with black marker.
Then I was looking at it and I felt it still needed something so I grabbed my  mini crown stamp and stamped it on top of the cats head because you all know it is always better with a crown.
Then last I took the teal ink and I stamped  Corner Swirl around the postcard.
Please link up your artwork here.
Don't forget we also have a Facebook group where you can also share you love of Lost Coast and Carmen's Veranda stamps.
 
 

Friday, February 16, 2018

I Meant to Behave...

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hi all!  Laurie here having fun with this "More Than Two Legs" challenge on the Portal.  I hope you are planning to join us for this one!

I used one of the Katzelkraft stamps available at Lost Coast Designs for this one:  Coffee Chihuahua.  I stamped this little guy with black ink onto some brown scripted Tim Holtz paper and cut him out.  I then stamped his eyes and the coffee cup with black ink onto white paper, cut those out, and placed them atop my original cut out.  The collar was stamped onto gold card stock, cut out, and attached.


The sentiment is one of the new clear stamps you can find on Carmen's Veranda.  There are so many great ones, and they are so affordable.  This one is I Meant to Behave.  I stamped this with black ink onto white card stock and used a fancy circle die to cut it out.  

My background paper is one I created using gold, cream, and green acrylic paints and a stencil with circles and lines.  I cut out the background and layered it with a piece of white card stock.  I affixed the sentiment to the upper right corner and used foam tape to attach my Chihuahua to the lower left corner.

And voila!  This cute little guy would make a fun card for just about any occasion!  So get out your stamps and your ink pads and join us for the More Than Two Legs Challenge!




Thursday, February 15, 2018

CHALLENGE #47 - MORE THAN TWO LEGS

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Greetings.  It's time for our new Challenge.
Our challenges are now fortnightly!  A new challenge starting the 1st and the 15th of every month, with chances to win your self some Lost Coast dollars. We will be announcing winners on the 5th of the month, so do pop back and see who wowed the team and gets our snazzy blog badge and the coveted Lost Coast dollars.

Now for our new Challenge!

CHALLENGE #47

MORE THAN TWO LEGS

Show us your legs!!  Well, not actually yours, cos you probably only have two.
But any type of project  
featuring things that have More Than Two Legs.
Get out your dogs, cats, cows, elephants etc,.  Insects!!  Loads of legs!  Chairs and tables?  Three legged men!  As long as it has more than 2 legs it's good to go.  And some stamping!  Don't forget the stamping. 

Please remember we do have some Challenge Rules to follow so look them over to ensure your entries qualify to win this month's prize!

You are welcome to play in our Challenges using rubber stamp images from any company but if you use any of our Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps...we love it when you do...then your entry counts as two which doubles your chances of winning in our Design Team Faves prize drawing.

PRIZES


To ensure you all have a fabulous time playing in our Challenges this is how our Prize system works!
The more entries the better the Prize so tell all your friends to join the fun too!

1 - 4 Entries = one Winner is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
5+ Entries = one Winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
10+ Entries = one Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
and all winners get our snazzy Challenge Winner's Badge to proudly display on their blogs!

If you don't have a blog then no prob, you can still play in our challenges by sharing your projects from public photo sharing sites which includes our Facebook Company Pages for Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  If you are using Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps you can now also link up your challenge entry in the Lost Coast Official Fan Group on facebook.  There is a challenge album in photo's.  Please include our Challenge info and the link back to our challenge in your photo's description!  As long as the privacy setting for your photo is public you're good to go.  See, it's so easy to join the fun!  FYI, you can't link up projects shared in closed Facebook groups! 

Here's some inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!

Sue made this cool and arty tag using  
Loopy Caligraphy & Miscellaneous Anthropomorphs
 Cathy used Isle of Aud Animals to create this lovely card
Gail made a fun card using Carmen Mooranda, Yourba AdireHearts and Curls Border
and Happy Place sentiment.
Now it's your turn.  Are you up for the challenge?  We can't wait to see your projects!  
Submit your entries in the linky party below by 5 to midnight PST on the 28th and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team will be posting more inspiration throughout the month so check back and join the fun.

Happy Stamping!
GAIL
Challenge Host


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Walking together

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Cathy here with a card here for you.
     Happy Valentine's Day to all.
I made this card for the Boys, Boys, Boys challenge.
You still have time to join in the fun.
This is how I made the card. I started with a white 8x11 piece of cardstock. Grabbed some paints and my fingers and painted the whole thing. Set aside to dry.
 Then on a scrap piece of white cardstock I stamped Thick and Thin Men.
Then I cut them out.
When dried I grabbed some different stencils and some black paint and added to the paper.
  Next I stamped Doodle Circles on the paper and I then cut them out. you can see it here. I then placed them all over on the card front.
 Then I added the stamped image the front of the card and I called it done.